Bob Balaban



Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, USA:


Robert Elmer Balaban is an American actor, author, producer, and director. He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park, in which he also appeared. Wikipedia

Film Credits

Isle of Dogs (2018)
as King (voice)
Spielberg (2017)
as Self
Mascots (2016)
as Sol Lumpkin
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
as Mr. Waxcap
Eva Hesse (2016)
as Wilhelm Hesse (voice)
Starring Austin Pendleton (2016)
Mike Nichols: An American Master (2016)
Everything Is Copy (2015)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
as Narrator
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
as Monsieur Martin
The Monuments Men (2014)
as Pvt. Preston Savitz
Fading Gigolo (2013)
as Sol
Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance (2012)
as Himself
Girl Most Likely (2012)
as Maxwell
Do You Like to Read? (2012)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
as Narrator
Thin Ice (2012)
as Leonard Dahl
The Five Stages of Grief (2011)
as Voice of Daniel's father
Howl (2010)
as Judge Clayton Horn
F--K (2010)
Rage (2009)
as Mr. White
Recount (2008)
as Ben Ginsberg
Dedication (2007)
as Arthur Planck
License to Wed (2007)
as Jewellery Store Clerk
No Reservations (2007)
as Therapist
For Your Consideration (2006)
as Philip Koontz
Lady in the Water (2006)
as Harry Farber
Controversy and Acclaim: The Timelessness of a Groundbreaking Film (2006)
as Interviewee
Capote (2005)
as William Shawn
Marie and Bruce (2004)
as Roger
A Mighty Wind (2003)
as Jonathan Steinbloom
The Tuxedo (2002)
as Winton Chalmers (uncredited)
The Majestic (2001)
as Elvin Glyde
Gosford Park (2001)
as Morris Weissman
Ghost World (2001)
as Enid's Dad
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (2001)
as Himself
The Mexican (2001)
as Bernie Nayman
Plan B (2001)
as James Foster
Best in Show (2000)
as Dr. Theodore W. Millbank, III
Tex, the Passive/Aggressive Gunslinger (2000)
as Tex
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
as Harry Hopkins
Three to Tango (1999)
as Decker
Jakob the Liar (1999)
as Kowalsky
Swing Vote (1999)
as Justice Eli MacCorckle
The Monster Hunter (1999)
as Dr. William Powell
Giving Up the Ghost (1998)
as Bob
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
as Richard
The Definite Maybe (1997)
as Wolfe Rollins
Gespr├Ąch mit dem Biest (1997)
as Mr. Webster
Clockwatchers (1997)
as Milton Lasky
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
as Lloyd Miller
The Late Shift (1996)
as Warren Littlefield
Pie in the Sky (1996)
as Paul Entamen
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)
as Jeffrey Sanborn (uncredited)
Greedy (1994)
as Ed
For Love or Money (1993)
as Ed Drinkwater
Amos & Andrew (1993)
as Dr. R. A. (Roy) Fink
Bob Roberts (1992)
as Michael Janes
Little Man Tate (1991)
as Quizmaster
Alice (1990)
as Sid Moscowitz
The Face of Fear (1990)
as Ira Preduski
Dead Bang (1989)
as Elliott Webley
End of the Line (1987)
as Warren Gerber
2010 (1984)
as Dr. R. Chandra
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
as Carter Hill
Absence of Malice (1981)
as Elliott Rosen
Prince of the City (1981)
as Santimassino
Altered States (1980)
as Arthur Rosenberg
Girlfriends (1978)
as Martin
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
as David Laughlin
Report to the Commissioner (1975)
as Joey Egan
Bank Shot (1974)
as Victor Karp
Marriage: Year One (1971)
as Bernie
Making It (1971)
as Wilkie
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
as Elliot - Organizer
Catch-22 (1970)
as Capt. Orr
Me, Natalie (1969)
as Morris
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
as The Young Student
The French Dispatch ()

Production Credits

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Executive Producer
We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (2014)
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Bernard and Doris (2006)
Bernard and Doris (2006)
Executive Producer
The Exonerated (2006)
The Exonerated (2006)
Executive Producer
Gosford Park (2001)
Gosford Park (2001)
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
The Last Good Time (1994)
The Last Good Time (1994)
The Last Good Time (1994)
My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
Parents (1989)
Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread (1987)
Tales from the Darkside (1985)
The Brass Ring (1983)